The Obama administration never took tax cuts seriously, but Trump can

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With John McCain’s “conscience” apparently deciding that ObamaCare should remain the law of the land, tax reform has become a must if the Republican-led Congress has any hopes of putting legislation on President Trump’s desk before the end of the year. That said, many questions remain about what the Trump tax plan looks like and what should or should not be included in the tax proposal. Many an idealistic economic stimulus plan — and that is what the Trump plan is intended to achieve — have died the death of a thousand cuts on Capitol Hill due to over complexity, underwhelming policies, and political…

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The Graham-Cassidy bill — it’s not perfect, but it’s better than ObamaCare

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Most rational human beings, when faced with a bowl of lint sprinkled with lemon juice versus a bowl of lukewarm gruel, would reject both. Yet, the fact remains that the lukewarm gruel is the better choice. And that is what is being served up by Republicans with the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson repeal of ObamaCare. Let’s face it: to describe ObamaCare as a bowl of lemon infused lint is an insult to bowls of lint everywhere. ObamaCare is a disaster: the latest official estimates show that 1,478 counties, or over 45 percent of counties in the U.S., will have just one insurance company…

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The Art of the DACA Deal

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In the last few days of back and forth, of competing claims as to what if any deal was struck over dinner between President Trump, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), there is actually a clear path forward. The President, DACA is an easy fix and comes down to whether Democrats love Dreamers more than Socialism. The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue should actually be a pretty easy fix, so I’m a little surprised the master of deal making is finding this a struggle. I suspect it isn’t really him, but some political novices around…

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Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization and must be denounced by Democrats

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While the violent misfits of Antifa proudly call themselves anti-fascists – and liken their attacks on anyone they oppose to the heroic fight by resistance forces that battled the Nazis in World War II – in reality Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization. This is why President Trump renewed his criticism Thursday of the far-left extremists for their role in the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. And this is why Democrats and every American who believes in the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and opposes violence in pursuit of political goals should oppose Antifa as well. “I think, especially in…

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On North Korea, we must make China accommodate our interests

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As we come barreling down to the end of the road on how we confront North Korea, there can be no denying that this situation is very different from other nuclear weapons threats. In fact, the real comparison is to what we face with Iran and the position President Obama put us in with that hostile country. But North Korea is essentially not like any other nation. There are no real economic pressure points with North Korea to use as leverage. The Soviets and the Chinese wanted some kind of integration into the global marketplace; even Iran does. But the…

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